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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Nikomedes II

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Obverse: Diademed head of Nikomedes II to right Reverse: Zeus stands, head left, right hand extended, holding sceptre in left hand. At left, eagle on thunderbolt. Inscriptions in Greek and monogram. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 131–130 B.C.

Mint

Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.12 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.97

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins